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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Morning Minutes, July 15

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  • July 15
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    vatic VAT-ik adjective; Of or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; prophetic; oracular. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: The British Museum
    http://www.britishmuseum.org
    Official website of the British Museum, home to the Rosetta Stone, which remains the most popular display.
    Number to Know
    3: Number of different languages inscribed on the Rosetta Stone: Ancient Greek, Demotic and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
    This Day in History
    July 15, 1799: The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by a French army officer. Inscriptions on the stone provided the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Gabriel Iglesias, American comic, actor, writer and producer, 38.
    Daily Quote
    “I learned early on, stay away from politics, stay away from religion and don’t talk about sports. Those three right there will get you in trouble.” — Gabriel Iglesias

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